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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
We had a hellava close call with the Cuban Missile crisis, and too many are making him to be a man which stared down the Iron curtain. Accurate accounts of history have shown that it was in fact us who blinked 1st. Although what we offered was more or less meaningless. It was a giant pissing contest gone too far, and when we quietly went to the Soviets and said we will offer... before we even got out what we were offering they were saying we'll take it- more or less.
Kennedy interestingly enough was a conservative for a democrat. Something that it appears many liberals have conveniently forgotten.
If Obama loses, his presidency will likely be looked upon much like Carter's. My overall opinion of Obama is a charismatic Carter but of course with a historical standpoint of being the 1st mixed race POTUS. A little less honorable than Carter, but the results thus far have been similar. He has a good chance at survival though because the GOP has basically imploded on itself. His 2nd term will then ultimately define him as good or bad.
GWB is thus far remembered poorly, but at least statistically, he had a very good 1st 6 years. was well received with his initial response to 9/11 and enjoyed a GOP controlled congress and a good economy. The 2nd half of his 2nd half was a disaster and that is all we seem to remember about him.
If FDR had not had his head up his ass and had not been so eager to allow something that would goad congress and the public into supporting a war, the pearl harbor sneak attack could have been wiped out rather easily. If triple A batteries had been up and ready, the ships in the open ocean with air cover up, the Japanese attack would have seen the loss of almost all their planes. bombers would have then followed the stragglers back and taken out most of the japanese carrier fleet. The war would have ended much faster
From mid '33 until mid '42 the Dow went down and from mid '32 until '42 the unemployment rate averaged over 17% PLUS he sent the national debt skyrocketing.
Yet, Britain (whose unemployment was almost as bad as America's in 1932/33) spent a fraction what FDR did and yet recovered FAR faster.
Yeah...I'd call that a failure.
Voting for Franklin Roosevelt.
It's about economy and winning wars, you know....
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